St. Scholastica was a twin sister of St. Benedict. She founded a community of women near Monte Casino. One day when St Benedict refused to prolong his visit with her, she bowed her head in prayer and a terrible storm arose so that St. Benedict could not return.
O God Who didst cause the soul of the blessed Scholastica to enter heaven in the form of a dove, to show the way of innocence, grant us, by her prayer and merits, to live so innocently that we may deserve to arrive at eternal joys. — Collect
The Imitation of Christ
I am accustomed to visit my elect in two manners of ways — namely, by trial and by consolation.
When St. Scholastica wrote to her saintly brother, St. Benedict, that he write out some rule of life for her since she wished to become a saint, he answered her letter three times in succession with these words “Will it!”
That seems simple enough: to will to be a saint and thus to be one. But — if you are on one side of a street and you will to be on the other, you know what you do, do you not? You walk over to the other side. Draw your own conclusions. Pray to St. Scholastica for light to know how she went about becoming a saint.
Whatever you do, do with your might;
Things done by halves are never done right.